Ariel Winter is no stranger to the spotlight, merging onto the acting scene at the tender age of 11 with a starring role in the hit television series, “Modern Family”.
In photos and quotes exclusively released to ET Canada, the now 18-year-old actress is seen posing confidently under neon lights in a racy shoot for Rogue Magazine, where she explains that finding fame at an early age has taught her to keep her head above the tabloids and gossip.
“At this stage, you get sort of jaded after a certain period of time,” she tells the magazine. “I feel like I’ve been in the industry for so long that I have gotten to the point where people’s comments and the exposure doesn’t bother me as much. It still bothers people when you get negative feedback for something, but it doesn’t hit me as hard as it would somebody just entering the industry.”
Winter, who has often been criticized for flaunting her sexuality at an early age online, also addresses the judgement she receives. “It’s called being a woman in the industry,” she says. “It’s complete sexism. It’s really degrading, annoying and sad that this is what the media puts out, it’s disgusting to me.”
The actress goes on, however, explaining that the exposure she receives isn’t all negative. She says, “It’s somewhat life-changing in your mind when you walk down the street and somebody recognizes you as ‘that girl from TV’ or ‘Alex, the girl with the glasses,’ but it’s different than when someone comes up to you and says, ‘Ariel Winter I love the things you say online’ or ‘I really love your character, it’s inspired me so much.’ Those are the things that really impact me that I love about the exposure I get. Then there’s the other exposure that can be negative, regarding red carpets and the things that I wear.”